The actress’s mission of total bang domination slowly marches on as Fox picks up Zooey Deschanel’s sitcom The New Girl, and welcomes her to the network where her sister Emily Deschanel fronts Bones. The Our Idiot Brother actress will star as “an unlucky-in-love elementary school teacher who moves away from her former boyfriend and in with three unruly guys,” while simultaneously making normal people’s hair, face and clothes look like goblin garb. Deschanel has been consistently charming in comedies like Elf and Yes Men, though whether or not New Girl will be the manic pixie dream show we’ve been waiting for is anybody’s guess.
The more eyebrow-raising part of the announcement is the inclusion of Damon Wayans Jr. in the cast list, seeing as how Wayans is currently very much bringing the laughs in ABC’s Happy Endings, which has yet to be officially renewaled. But who’s neurosis will he be kindly playing down come this fall? America needs to know!